A ball should be part of every child’s toybox, from 2 months and older. Make you own balls of different sizes, using different numbers of bags. We have made tiny balls to roll down tin foil inners to soccer balls, and if they get lost or broken, are easy to remake!
Balls don’t always have to be thrown, so get creative if you are stuck inside. Roll the ball, push the ball with different parts of your body, balance the ball, make your own snooker game, etc.
As always, the last picture gives you a description of one of the skills that you are helping your child to develop through this play, so that you can see how you are helping with your child’s development as well as bonding with your child.